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On the quieter side: 9 state parks where you can escape the crowds

By Renae Blum/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Busy state parks are busy for a reason: There’s plenty to do and lots to see. But there are plenty of quieter parks, too. They still offer amenities and attractions that make for a fun day or weekend, but typically aren’t as packed with visitors. Here are nine state parks to put on your list when you’re looking for peace and more relaxation. Niobrara State Park Niobrara State Park is a hidden gem: …

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Major fish die-off investigated at Olive Creek Lake

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Low oxygen levels have caused a major die-off of fish at Olive Creek Lake, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The remaining fish population is suspected to be small. The die-off was reported by the public and investigated by Game and Parks on Aug. 16. Game and Parks staff found extensive numbers of dead largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, black crappie, saugeye and black bullheads. Dense algal blooms in the lake over the past several …

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